All month long Scholastic has been asking you: What are your favorite YA reads? And the tweets have been coming in loud and clear! Some of our favorite YA writers have been sharing their must-reads as well. Take a look at their recommendations below. And then check out Figment’s list of YA recommendations for some of our favorite celebrities (both real and fictional)!
YA writers share their latest favorite reads:
Libba Bray is reading Just One Day by Gayle Forman.
Meg Cabot is reading Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick.
Jeff Hirsch is reading Rootless by Chris Howard.
Figment recommends some YA books for our favorite celebrities, both real and fictional:
Kim Kardashian would be all over Scott Westerfeld’s Uglies. Whether or not she’s rooting for the band of misfits or the government-drone plastic surgery dolls? That’s another story. (It’s the sequel, Pretties.)
The Doctor would be totally caught-up in Orson Scott Card’s Ender’s Game. Of course, grooming children to fight a war against an alien species is totally anathema to the Doctor’s M.O. He’d probably find a way to enter the world of the book and change the ending. If there are infinite universes, that does mean that one of them, just one of them, is exactly like Ender’s Game . . .
Michelle Obama should be lent a copy of Meg Cabot’s All-American Girl. It’s equal parts political chaos and female empowerment. AKA 100% up Michelle Obama’s alley.
Peter Pan should snag Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall. Maybe reading about a girl forced to live the last day of her life again and again would put the whole “never growing up” thing in perspective.
Beyoncé should read Paul Rudnick’s Gorgeous. Because she is literally the only person who could sympathize with normal girl turned most beautiful/powerful woman on the planet. In fact, Beyoncé might have her own magic-Tommy-Hilfiger-esque-string-puller…
Donald Trump should take lessons from Gossip Girl. He could learn a thing or two about doing money-obsessed psychopath with class.
Katniss Everdeen could have used Alanna, the first book in Tamora Pierce’s Song of the Lioness series. Girl takes on the world, follows her heart, does the right thing despite personal pain and heartache? Yeah. It’s basically a Katniss how-to.
Harry Potter should read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern. That way, when Hagrid shows up and is like, “Yer a werzerd!” Harry can be all, “MAGIC IS SERIOUS BUSINESS AND HAS MAD CONSEQUENCES, YO.”